Measurements of the inelastic cross section in the proton+40Ar interaction at 1 GeV are reported. The result obtained, sigma in=570+or-70 mb, is compared with known experimental data and theoretical calculations.
Total cross sections have been measured for H, He, 6 Li, C, O and Pb targets for 1 GeV incident energy protons. From the differential elastic scattering data published elsewhere, we also obtain the total elastic scattering and reaction cross sections for H, He, C and O. When our data are combined with other measurements in the same energy region, it is found that the total and reaction cross sections can be fit by the formulae σ T = 47 A 0.82 and σ R = 42 A 0.67 mb. It is also observed that the total and reaction cross sections for negative pions on nuclei can also be fit with these same A -dependencies.
THESE ARE CORRECTED DATA FROM YF 40, 34. PROPER TABLES IN YF 40, 34 MUST. BE REPLACED BY THE GOOD ONES.
Reaction cross sections for 65.5 MeV protons have been measured for 9 Be, 12 C, 16 O, 28 Si, 40 Ca, 58,60 Ni, 188.8.131.52.124 Sn, and 208 Pb. The results are compared with optical model predictions using relativistic global potentials.
PROTON AIR CROSS SECTION.
NUCLEUS is air nucleus.
Best fit to data gives SIG(PP) = 38.5 + 1.37*LN(SQRT(S)/10 GeV)**2.
NUCLEUS IS AVERAGE AIR NUCLEUS.
The data on the total inelastic and partial cross sections in pNe interactions at 300 GeV are presented. It is found that the total cross section, σin(pNe)=356±13 mb, and multiplicity distributions of the number of negative and relativistic charged particles are in good agreement with predictions of a multiple-scattering model based on Glauber's approach. The multiplicity of negative particles obeys the Koba-Nielsen-Olesen (KNO) scaling, but it is observed that the KNO function depends on the atomic mass number of the target. From an analysis of the average multiplicities of secondary particles, it is shown that approximately 10 percent of the fast (p≳1.2 GeV) positive secondaries are protons, which are derived from the nucleons in the neon nucleus.